Jieun Shin

Social media influencers have come under increasing pressure to engage in transparent communication. However, for content that is not explicitly an advertisement, their communication practice can vary widely, reflecting the creator’s interests and attitudes towards transparency.   Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management,…

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Posted: November 3, 2022

In response to the extensive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, collaborative efforts from multi-sector organizations emerged to help communities cope during these challenging times. These social partnerships attempted to provide relief efforts through combining government or corporate resources and non-government organization’s issue expertise. For example, a corporation working with a…

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Posted: September 2, 2022

Political systems can shape social media-based social partnership communication networks according to a new study by Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor, and a team of researchers. Their results were featured in “One Earth, One Humanity Versus the Virus:…

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Posted: August 4, 2022

Social media capital – the resources that content producers and organizations build based on their social media efforts — often translates to increased credibility and more economic value. Advertisers choose to buy advertising space based on the ability of content providers to reach potential customers. And the more followers that…

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Posted: June 16, 2022

Mask-wearing has remained controversial throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, even though health authorities in April 2020 recommended that everyone should wear masks to prevent the spread of the virus. As members of the United States Congress have increasingly used social media to publicize their policy positions, share reactions to topics, and…

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Posted: April 4, 2022

Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor, is the co-author of “Mask-Wearing as a Partisan Issue: Social Identity and Communication of Party Norms on Social Media Among Political Elites” published in Social Media + Society on March 25. Shin, Aimei…

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Posted: March 25, 2022

Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor, is the co-author of “Social Media Metrics in the Digital Marketplace of Attention: Does Journalistic Capital Matter for Social Media Capital?” published in Digital Journalism on March 2. Shin and Katherine Ognyanova investigated…

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Posted: March 3, 2022

Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor, is the recipient of one of two 2022 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Emerging Scholar Grants. Shin’s project, “Evaluating the Quality of News and User Engagement on Social Media,”…

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Posted: February 10, 2022

Jieun Shin, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Media Production, Management, and Technology assistant professor, is featured in “Ways to Make Social Media Less ‘Viral’” published in the Financial Times on Nov. 23. Fake news can spread like COVID-19 and social media platforms have options to stop it.…

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Posted: November 29, 2021

Are media choices based on political ideology? Do such choices for news media align to the user’s political leanings, or does news consumption overlap in a bipartisan fashion? Most importantly, is there a significant difference between liberals and conservatives in their tendency to be selective with regards to news media…

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Posted: February 9, 2021

Roma people living in France, driving around in white vans, were kidnapping women and children. Or that’s what social media posts on Facebook and SnapChat wanted French citizens to believe. That dissemination of misinformation in April 2019 led to mobs attacking Roma with knives and sticks and burning their cars.…

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Posted: January 29, 2021

CJC Telecommunication Assistant Professor Jieun Shin was interviewed on Nov. 10, 2020 about her research on algorithms, AI and the spread of misinformation. Below the video is an edited transcript of that interview. Much of your recent research has focused on algorithms and the spread of misinformation. How did you…

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Posted: January 10, 2021